Thread: brown spots
10-11-2012, 09:32 AM #1
Just a quick one,
Noticing that on the glass of my tank and on the ornaments and leaves in the tank there are brown spots that are easily wiped off glass and washed off the ornaments.
Just wondering what they are and how can i prevent them?
Do they have anything to do with lighting?
10-11-2012, 09:48 AM #2
Sounds like diatoms
Is your tank fairly new ?
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10-11-2012, 10:19 AM #3
Wipe them off and in a short period of time, they'll be gone, never to return. As Cliff said - diatoms or a silicon eating algae that uses new substrate to feed from (from the water.)
10-11-2012, 10:52 AM #4
It is a new tank,
so you reccomend simply cleaning it all off and it should, over time go away?
10-11-2012, 12:37 PM #5
I had diatoms in my tank for a few months - just kept cleaning them off and then they never came back - they dont' look nice but they're harmless : )46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
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